Trading Weapons for Intelligence
Announced on Nov. 20, the lifting of the U.S. embargo on arms sales to Pakistan was preceded by a house-cleaning at the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
Despite the recommendations of the independent panel into the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks the American intelligence community won't find itself knuckling under an "intelligence czar" with sweeping powers. President George W. Bush finally decided on Aug. [...]